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2014-01-03
Happy New Year!


2013-07-25
Profile of a Work of Heart: Sally Boyle Peek


2013-07-12
Profile of a Heart: Nina Griswold Fitch


2013-07-01
HAMMOCK HEART KNOT GIVEAWAY


2012-12-12
A Crafty Feast!


2012-10-30
The Heart Knot Story - The Making of a Golden Jewelry Line


2012-08-24
From Fashion To Farming!


2012-08-01
Stuffed Squash Recipe


2012-07-23
An Independent Feast


2012-07-18
Mirror Mirror!


2012-06-05
Photos From A Florence Show!


2012-05-09
Mommy Day!


2012-04-27
One is Silver and the Other's Gold


2012-02-28
The Keys To...


2011-11-12
Holiday Heart Knots


2011-10-27
I Heart London!


2011-09-27
Golden Jewels By Mary Kent Hearon


2011-09-01
Paua Full!


2011-07-21
Tree of Life!


2011-07-18
Tomaaaaato Festival!


2011-06-20
Summer Fun!


2011-04-04
Monday Bloody Mary!


2011-03-16
The Old Boys Are Leaving - Ode To Marty Marion


2011-02-27
Sunday Singing!


2011-02-15
I Heart You!


2011-01-09
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!


2010-12-27
Wise Guys!


2010-12-06
Life Is A Theater!


2010-11-16
Health Holiday Munching!


2010-10-25
Jenny Sanford On Empowerment!


2010-10-19
Cooking Love!


2010-10-10
My Hearon With A Thousand Faces!


2010-09-23
Soul Singing...With Words From Sting!


2010-09-18
Wigging Out!


2010-09-07
Sunny Flower Seeds!


2010-08-09
Free Initial Nutrition Consultation


2010-08-01
THREE MONTH PROGRAM!


2010-07-30
Cabbage Cocktail!


2010-07-07
Sacred Santa Fe-ith Part 2!


2010-07-01
Sacred Santa Fe-ith Part 1!


2010-06-21
You're Grounded!


2010-05-10
Meet New Friends....But...


2010-04-20
Gooooo-at Cheesie!


2010-03-23
A New Name...


2010-01-30
Don't Look Back


2010-01-01
A New Year. A New You!


2009-12-18
Sunny D-Light


2009-11-25
Gratitude Giving!


2009-10-25
A Path Less Traveled!


2009-09-21
Love Your Heart Beet!


2009-09-04
I'm Back!


2009-09-01
Introducing The Heart Beet


2009-07-13
Burnt Out?


2009-07-01
Let Freedom Ring!


2009-06-21
It's Kefir Your Tummy!


2009-05-19
Check Out These Mussels


2009-04-20
Out Of The Darkness!


2009-04-02
Splen-DUH It's Bad!


2009-03-29
Post Fashion Show Trauma


2009-03-02
Let's Take A Shot!


2009-02-16
Praising Grace!


2009-02-03
Top Five Foods For 2009


2008-12-15
Happy Hemp Hearts!


2008-11-15
Sea, Salt Is Good For You!


2008-09-16
Let There Be Light!


2008-08-16
Get A Lotus This!


2008-08-07
Agave Is SO Sweet!


2008-07-08
Bottled Up?


2008-06-16
Flower Power


2008-05-16
Healing Art!


2008-05-01
Magical Lemon Aid!


2008-04-02
Grow Up!


2008-03-01
Do-nut Eat!


2008-02-13
Love Thyself!


2008-01-30
Healthy Running Part 2!


2008-01-08
Running Remedy!


2007-12-21
Healthy Holidays!


2007-12-12
Puzzled?


2007-11-21
Mad As A Hatter - Part 2


2007-11-14
Mad As A Hatter ~ Part 1


2007-10-31
Language of Letting Go!


2007-10-22
Energy Drinking?


2007-09-02
Soul Surfing!


2007-08-28
Wonder Water!


2007-08-20
Back To Basics!


2007-07-31
Horse Therapy!


2007-07-07
Island Getaway!


2007-06-15
A Rose Is A Rose!


2007-06-05
Strawberry Fields Forever!


2007-05-21
Sea Greens!


2007-05-02
We CARE!


2007-04-12
Row Row Row!


2007-04-05
May the Force Be WithIN You!


2007-03-27
Hot Hot Hot!


2007-03-14
Mind Reading!


2007-03-07
Holy Basil!


2007-02-28
Power Of Prayer!


2007-02-21
Ocean Therapy!


2007-02-14
Healthy Valentine's Day!


2007-02-07
Healthy Happy Birthday!


2007-01-30
Wear Watermewell!


2007-01-24
Healthy Shopping 101!


2007-01-16
Good Lourdes!


2007-01-02
Top 5 Foods For 2007


2006-12-20
Healthy Gift Wrapping


2006-12-12
Cell-Nique Stocking Stuffers


2006-11-18
An Apple A Day!


2006-11-11
Left To Tell!


2006-10-31
Walking Healthy Part 2!


2006-10-22
Walking Healthy!


2006-10-15
Wear A Q-Link!


2006-10-02
Siesta Time!


2006-09-26
Time For A Career Change?


2006-09-17
Buddha Beet


2006-09-11
Milky Away!


2006-09-05
Go Treehugging!


2006-08-29
Naturally Immune!


2006-08-22
Berry Tasty!


2006-08-06
Pop A Plant!


2006-07-31
Skin Deep?


2006-07-25
Eye Wear SPF!


2006-07-17
The Beet of Scotland Part 2!


2006-07-04
Wimbeldon Gets A Make-Over!


2006-07-03
The Beet of Scotland Part 1!


2006-06-21
Teen Beet!


2006-06-14
Eyes Wide Open!


2006-06-06
Meet Our Romio!


2006-05-22
In Vinotherapie Veritas


2006-05-09
Walk The Talk!


2006-05-02
Nature's Calling!


2006-04-27
Baby Beet!


2006-04-20
Clothing With A Conscience!


2006-04-13
Go Green!


2006-03-21
Wicked Candles!


2006-03-14
Laugh Out Loud!


2006-03-07
Flash Back!


2006-02-28
Cooking Comes Clean!


2006-02-21
Memoirs Of A Green Tea!


2006-02-14
The Sweet Truth!


2006-02-07
Eyes Without A Face!


2006-01-26
Be Abreast!


2006-01-17
Qigooooong!


2006-01-10
Top 6 Foods For 2006


2006-01-03
Best Beet of 2005


2005-12-26
Over The Hangover!


2005-12-19
Christmas Cravings!


2005-12-12
Be Sage!


2005-12-05
Dance To The Beet!


2005-11-28
Sleeping Beety!


2005-11-14
Happy Meal!


2005-11-07
UnHappy Meal!


2005-10-24
Top 20 To DEpression


2005-10-17
Go For A Float!


2005-10-02
Kick Those Butts


2005-09-26
Stick It In Your Ear!


2005-09-19
Granola Guerillas!


2005-09-12
Crazy For Coconuts!


2005-09-05
Manic For Organic!


2005-08-29
Can You HEAR The Beet?


2005-08-22
Can You Feel The Beet?


2005-08-15
Just Juice It!


2005-08-08
Can The Corn At The Movies!


2005-07-25
Take Time To Lunch!


2005-07-18
Breaking The Fast


2005-07-11
To Fear or Not To Fear!


2005-07-05
O-Mega Essentials on Fats


2005-06-20
From Russia With Energy!


2005-06-13
Water With A Twist!


2005-06-06
Can't Sleep A Wink?


2005-05-31
Brusha Brusha Brusha!


2005-05-16
Tea Tree Oil For Me!


2005-05-09
Don't Forget To Drink Your Greens!


2005-05-02
The Weekly Beet Is Beat!!


2005-04-25
Pass On Potato Chips


2005-04-18
YOGA-TTA TRY IT!


2005-04-11
Pop Papaya Over Tums!


2005-04-04
Mind Your Meditation


2005-03-27
Cage Free Easter Eggs!


2005-03-20
Squeaky Spring Clean!


2005-03-13
Neti For Your Nose!


2005-03-06
Needle Bit of Acupuncture?


2005-02-28
French Women Don't Get Fat


2005-02-21
The Year of the Rooster


2005-02-15
Eat Your Heart Out


2005-02-06
The Beet of Los Angeles


2005-01-30
Do You Have Positive Energy?


2005-01-23
Snowed In?


2005-01-16
The Beet of Palm Beach


2005-01-09
UnBEETable New Year's Resolutions


2005-01-03
Top 5 Foods For 2005


2004-12-26
Ho Ho Ho-ld The Sugar


2004-12-12
Shoo The Flu


2004-12-05
Jet Laggin?


2004-11-28
It's Tea Time In London


2004-11-21
The Beet of Paris Part Deux - To Drink or Not To Drink?


2004-11-14
The Beet of Paris Part Un


2004-10-31
Trick or Treat?


2004-10-17
Say Goodbye To Peter Pan!


2004-10-10
NYC Is Totally Raw


2004-10-03
Detox For The Equinox Part 2


2004-09-27
Detox For The Equinox Part 1


2004-09-20
The Weekly Beet - Be Balanced With B-Complex 100


2004-09-12
Sumbody Is All Natural


2004-09-06
O, A, B, or AB - What Are You?


2004-09-01
Sydney


2004-08-30
Rescue Remedy To The Rescue


2004-08-23
What Is Pom Juice?


2004-08-16
Apple Cider Vinegar


2004-08-09
Aloe Vera Juice


2004-08-02
Top Five Foods For Weight Loss


2004-07-26
Healthy Favorites in New York City & The Hamptons


2004-07-19
Healthy Favorites in London


2004-07-12
Dragonfly Wellness Introduces The Weekly Beet


2004-01-01
RBC


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Divinely Painted!


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UnHappy Meal!
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"Every month more than 90 percent of American children between
the ages of 3 and 9 visit a McDonald's. "


- Eric Schlosser, Fast Food Nation


This week, The Weekly Beet opens the box of a chemically engineered meal targeted at the tastebuds of kids. Mary Kent goes back in time to relive a fast food moment, but end up with an unhappy meal truth: fast food is destroying the health of our children.

With fast food restaurants having gone global, the World Health Organization has finally admitted that there is an obesityepidemic among children. Will the World Health Organization put a stop to the future of a Super Sized, Fast Food Planet? Let's hope so! Currently, at least 155 million school age children worldwide are overweight or obese. America, where the epidemic originated, has become a Super Sized, Fast Food Nation, where one-third of its children aged 4 to 19 are presently eating fast food on a daily basis. Is a global mcmarketing plan perhaps one of the reasons that children worldwide are so fat? We say, "Duh!"

With playgrounds, balloons, games, cartoons, not to mention free toys, Ronnie McDonald really has us tricked. With $2 billion spent on advertising per year, it's no wonder that a cartooned, cardboard box filled with cookies and the latest toys has become a happy container masking food filled with chemicals and "natural" flavorings. Ever wondered why fast food smells and tastes so good? It’s because when fast food companies freeze their fries, they have no where to go except flavor shopping. By freezing, canning, dehydrating, and freeze/drying, food loses its natural taste, forcing fast food companies to consult with scientists who specialize in the chemically flavoring and fragrancing of food. Fast Food Nation tells us “the fast-food chains, understandably, would like the public to believe that the flavors of the food they sell somehow originate in their restaurant kitchens, not in distant factories run by other firms. A McDonald's french fry is one of countless foods whose flavor is just a component in a complex manufacturing process.” Once again another genius magic trick!

Although they chemically enhance the taste, fast food companies have not yet found the way to chemically master nutritious food. Here's what we found in our Happy Box that made us super unhappy:

  • Soft Drink. Filled with caffeine and the equivalent of 10 teaspoons of sugar. Causes hyperactivity in children and can lead to Type 2 Diabetes, weight gain, tooth decay, and calcium deficiencies.

  • Small French Fry. Contains 210 calories and 10 grams of fat. Contains partially hydrogenated soybean oil and natural flavorings (the secret of McDonald's chemicaled fries). Leads to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and weight gain.
  • Cheeseburger. Contains 330 calories and 14g of fat of highly processed beef. Leads to weight gain and high cholesterol.

  • 4 Chicken Pieces. Contains 190 calories and 11 fat grams. Leads to weight gain. Possible E.Coli encounter.

  • Toy. Made of plastic. Attempts to make children happy by alleviating how awful they feel during and after eating.


Remember that happiness never comes in a cardboard box! The next time you see a fast food restaurant, drive by NOT thru! Don't miss a Beet. Stay tuned for next week, as we bring you a truly happy meal.

Love,

Mary Kent

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